Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Bid for Love by KT Grant

Title:  A Bid for Love
Author: KT Grant
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: One Night Stand #
Main Characters: Anthony and Reece
Release Date: February 2012
ISBN: ebook 

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Anthony Conlin is a forty-one year old workaholic in love with his twenty-nine year old neighbor, Reece Whitmore, who looks like he belongs on the cover of GQ magazine. Anthony longs for Reece to the point of obsession, but doesn’t think he stands a chance because of their difference in age, his graying hair and a less than rock hard physique. 

When Anthony’s friend, Jagger Castillo urges Anthony to try the matching services of One Night Stand, Anthony still refuses because of his crush on Reece. But Jagger, along with the help of Madame Evangeline, the owner of the 1NS has something up their sleeves to make certain Anthony and Reece finally get together. 

A charity auction sets the stage and rolls into motion a night Anthony and Reece will never forget.

My Review:

This was an interesting format for this series, having these two men who have been circling each other for years and then Madame Eve and Jagger Castillo step in to get them to connect. It was a hot book with a cougar-type story line (if a gay man can qualify as a cougar).

Anthony is a middle-aged guy with middle-aged issues. He's not so sure of his appeal anymore because things aren't so tight anymore. As a result, he's never acted on his attraction to his neighbor Reece although Reece is trying to send out all the right signals. Physically, Anthony may not be the hottest guy around, but Reece sees that he's so much more than that and is attracted to who Anthony is. BUT Anthony is just not seeing that Reece likes him too.

Finally with a bit of manipulation by Anthony's friends (Jagger and Madame Eve) the two are able to connect. 

I liked this book. I just wish that Anthony's self-flaggelation had been downplayed a tiny bit more. I like this series and it was fun to see Jagger and Madame Eve play a little bit larger role within this book than they normally do.

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